Established in 1966 as the Department of Community Health Sciences, the Department took an early leadership role in developing programs to improve the health of communities. Today, the Department of Community and Family Medicine is a diverse collection of educational, research, and clinical programs which are still united in seeking ways of improving the health of the members of our communities.
The mission of the Department of Community and Family Medicine is to improve the health of people in their communities.
We achieve this by:
- Increasing understanding of health and illness in the community, workplace, and family;
- Developing and evaluating innovative collaborative interventions to improve health and prevent disease;
- Teaching others what we have learned
The Department of Community and Family Medicine is comprised of the following seven interdependent groups:
- Community Health , Michelle Lyn, MBA, MHA, Chief
- Diet and Fitness Center
- Family Medicine, Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, Chief
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine , Dennis Darcey, MD, MPH, Chief
- Physician Assistant , Justine Strand, MPH, PA-C, Chief
- Doctor of Physical Therapy , Michel Landry, BScPT PhD , Chief
- Prevention Research, Joellen Schildkraut, PhD, Chief